Release Date: Aug 30, 2011
Record label: Done To Death
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock
I learned the hard way that debating the merits of the former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson’s songwriting work can lead to much awkwardness. Case in point: It was 1998, I was just finishing journalism school in Ottawa, Canada, and managed to snag a meeting with the editor-in-chief of The Ottawa Xpress, which is the city’s alternative weekly, to discuss story ideas I had for the paper. I met this individual in his dimly lit, almost broom closet-sized backroom office one weekday morning, and before I got around to making some pitches, we made small talk, yapping about various bands or musicians that we liked and admired.
Tommy Stinson One Man Mutiny (Done To Death Music) Rating: With a new-found focus and confidence in his songwriting, Tommy Stinson, Mr. ex-Replacement, has released One Man Mutiny , probably the most consistent record quality-wise of his solo career (aside from Bash & Pop’s classic debut, Friday Night is Killing Me, of course, still a high point.) Never one to sit still, Stinson has been doubling down as the bass player for both Guns and Roses and Soul Asylum now for years. Early on, he occasionally released records under the guise of his own bands, Bash & Pop and Perfect.